KINGSLEY James has no doubts Barrow AFC can push themselves over the line and secure National League safety tomorrow.

The on-loan midfielder will be a more-than interested spectator at Holker Street as he current side take on his parent club Chester on the final day of the season (12.30pm).

James joined AFC on loan from the Cestrians in February, but despite a request being put in by Barrow for him to feature against them this weekend, he is set to be denied that prospect.

Instead, he will be sat on the sidelines as the team he has helped to four wins and five draws during his time at Holker Street look for the three points which will guarantee them another year in non-league's top-flight.

Not being able to play his part on the field will be difficult for the 26-year-old former England C international, but he is confident the team can achieve their goal without him.

“It will be difficult, because obviously I want to be involved and contributing,” said James, who has featured in all 14 games for Barrow since arriving at Holker Street, starting all but his first appearance against Maidstone United. “Unfortunately I can't, and it will be a little bit nervous and a little bit anxious.

“But the way the lads have performed as a whole since I have been here, I fully believe we will get over the line.

“I think we have deserved a lot more from some of the games we have been involved in. Little bits of luck have not fallen our way, but we've performed well in the majority of the games I have played in.

“We've just got to concentrate on ourselves and not worry about what is happening elsewhere. We've just got to focus on getting three points.”

As for any potential divided loyalties for tomorrow's game, James dismissed the possibility out of hand.

“My sole focus is on Barrow,” he said. “That's where I'm playing at the minute.

“Whatever has happened with Chester, it's not personal, it's just business. I know the industry I'm involved with.

“I want us to win at all costs, regardless of who we are playing against. It's no different to me than any other game – we've just got to focus on the job in hand and pick up the points.”

Barrow go into the game unbeaten in their last three matches, with the five points they have picked up by beating Guiseley and drawing in tough matches at Aldershot Town and Bromley putting them in a position where their future is in their own hands.

Victory guarantees safety no matter what Woking – the only other side involved in the survival fight – do in their home game against Dover, after Tuesday's draw at Bromley put AFC a point above them.

And James sees those recent results, as well as performances in all the matches he has witnessed since joining Barrow as a positive sign ahead of the Chester match.

“I don't think it's just the last few games,” he said. “Certainly since I've arrived, everyone has given everything.

“In a couple of games, we might not have quite been at it in terms of performance, but the work-rate and effort have never been in question from what I have seen.

“In a majority of the games, a little bit of luck or us not making an error, then it could have been a completely different game. We've not been in any games where I've thought that it's been really hard and we've thought the other team have dominated the game. I think we've dominated a lot of games and certainly we've been in a lot of the games we've played in.”